Spain beat Belgium in Brussels (2-0) in a convincing performance in Julen Lopetegui’s debut in charge of Spain. Mata, who did not play, awaits his opportunity next Monday.
Julen Lopetegui’s reign as coach started with a promising performance. Spain edged out Belgium at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels. A double from Silva gave Spain a deserved victory, a team that is eager to recover its status in the international football.
Juan Mata, who was called last Friday by Julen, did not play any minute. Now he has to wait for his opportunity on Monday’s clash against Liechtenstein in León, the first for the World Cup qualification. Mata’s numbers back him in La Roja: 11 goals and 7 assists in 40 matches.